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jose city college. abc7 news reporter john alston is there live with the latest for us. john? >> carolyn, that all clear came at 7:45. no shots were fired. no gunman was found. for about four hours, no one was quite sure. heavily-armed officers from san jose city college and the city police department swarmed over the campus where hundreds of students were in the middle of their exienl exams. their final exams. the officers searched all five floors of the technology building. >> the scarest part of the evening was when the police came in with their guns basically up. >> on the third floor were journalism students from the san jose college times who took pictures as the drama unfolded. reporters and photographers with the best vantage point. >> they came through the side door, the adjoining classroom and ordered us hands up, drop your cameras, drop whatever you are doing. at which point they told us what they were going to do. they were going to frisk us, check our bags and let us out. >> the search began around 4:30 when the college police department's dispatch center got a c
prominent crime fighters to help reverse the spiral of violence in the city. as nick explains bringing in a top cop with very big reputation. >> we have heard from our community members. we have heard their cry loud and clear. >>reporter: police chief jordan not pleased with the spike of crime in oakland. as of november robbery up 24 percent. burglary 43 percent. and to date there have been 127 homicides. >> that's way too many way too many on my watch. i don't want -- i want to change that. >> city manager and mayor at his side oakland top law enforcement officers introduced a two point plan to restrict gun violence and routes crime in oakland. crime fighting measures will include one contracting with the strategic policy partnership that is a group of senior policemanger with proven record of violence reduction. leading that team will be bob of boston and bill brad headed both new york city and los angeles police departments. no. 2, return to neighborhood policing. 5 distinct police district two in east oakland each of the 5 headed by captain and lieutenant. >> it's critical
happened. john? >> reporter: the city's 44th homicide of the year took place in this quiet neighborhood with houses and christmas lights. an area not known for serious crime. the victim is thought to be an 18-year-old man who may have been stabbed in the neck before or as he was behind the wheel of his pick up. the victim's truck jumped the curb and landed on the sidewalk in front of this home right in the middle of the afternoon. the driver somehow ended up in the street where he was pronounced dead. *9 woman who lived here heard popping sounds and a screech. another neighbor says she noticed men arguing loudly. >> we heard arguing, but that was it. i heard that, but then i have the dogs here and the dogs started barking. we just stayed in. if i hear something, that's it. >> police believe the truck lurched forward from a cul do seek next to the home, but they don't know what happened next. they don't believe the victim lived in the neighborhood. after 3:20 p.m. residents were told to shelter in place. others were kept out or left out voluntarily and returning after the crime scene had
shots. that was not the case. no gunman and no significant injuries. a boy from daily city is dead from a grizzly traffic accident that took the life of a woman from glendale. the two died last night in pasadena after an suv running from police blew through a red light and smashed into the mini-van they were riding in. two adults and a teenager from daily city in the -- daly mini-van were injured. all of those in the suv were arrested and being charged with murder. >>> well, while you are out taking advantage of holiday sales, thieves are hitting the malls in large numbers too. they take full advantage of crowded stories during the holiday season, but three days before christmas police nabbed a group of shoplifters caught on video. you talk about outrageous, watch this. it is from alan wang. >> police say if you look closely the a these women, their bags were completely empty when they entered the gymboree store in laurel heights. >> and then they fill it up in the store and then they run outside the store and make away with the merchandise. >> they were arrested after police say they s
. safeway. ingredients for life. >> you are looking live at the city. here we go again. storm gate about to open. possibly all the way until sunday. it is going to be wet. get ready for more rain. sandhya is here now with a look at what is happening on live doppler 7 hd. >> yes. that slow moving storm moving in on live doppler 7 hd and raining in the north bay. winds picking up in the hills right now gusting to 35 almost 40 miles an hour at this point. let's check out the area where it is raining in the north bay first from ukiah to healdsburg heading to santa rose and i take you down to street level here show where you we are getting some moderate rainfall right now. gurpville road. santa rosa area, river road. old red wad highway out to fountain grove parkway. calistoga road and head down towards or up towards the eper road spring hill road area. marin county now starting to pick up some rain from sonoma county you notice here around here. moderate rain at 11:00 p.m. north bay this storm not in a hurry to leave. tomorrow morning commute is wet. it's going to be windy. if you
for oakland as a destination. real estate brokers say the name change reflects the revitalization of the city. new restaurants and old sturdy homes are attracting new families. he likes the name noby. he is selling this home in emeryville for $849,000. its block away from the oakland border. >> didn't think of it as a name change. its creation of a district or giving it an identity. >> the area has been known as golden gate district. a partner o at cupcake shop. >> i don't think it needs to change. i think the neighborhood will be grow and the name can stay. >> they plan to fight the name change and there is no telling whether or not whether noby will catch on like soma did for south of district neighborhood. >> california man who killed several family members is dead tonight. police say three people were killed the shooter's mother and two uncles. investigators don't know what led to the shooting. they tracked him down using a cellphone signal. they exchanged fire. his two young daughters they found in his vehicle that had been shot. his son was also injured. >> the president and house speak
of the toppled trees around san francisco. in other parts of the city in the area there have been problems as well in san anselmo. 30,000 gallon of raw sewage escaped from manhole. most now recovered. the problem was apparently caused by some kind of material clogging a sewer line. we can go next to the south bay where vine hill road interscott's valley in santa cruz mountains could be closed for quite some time after part of the 2 lane road washed away yesterday as all the rain came down in that part of the bay area. then this. storm related sink hole in the east bay city of lafayette and means months of repair. classed water sewer gas lines just a huge mess. mountain view drive near mount diablo boulevard is closed for quite some time at least a mess for quite some time because of this. story tonight from laura anthony. >>reporter: clean up continues before the repair can begin along mountain view drive in lafayette. one day after steady downpour ripped away a huge section of the roadway that runs over a creek. jeffrey lives cross by but didn't get tout see his neighborhood ne
about a man with a gun. these are pictures from the city college times. police going door to door on campus but right now all indications are that the san jose city college campus is safe. 7 news reporter jon is there live for us tonight to walk us through exactly what happened there this evening. john? >>reporter: well first off everything is back to normal. the all clear was given at about 7:45 tonight. nearly 4 hours after this situation started. now just after 4:00 o'clock the san jose college dispatch got a call from someone saying they were approached by another person who had a gun. man described as wearing a white t-shirt. after that police descended on the tech center where classes and final exams were taking place. students alerted by text. some students also texted themselves from the student center and financial aid center and as precaution places swarmed that location. san jose police 911 also got a call. as a result heavily armed officers went through all 5 stories of the tech center where some journalism students were finishing their final exam. >> basicall
appears in immigrant friendly city. sheriff joe welcomed at local watering hole tonight. >> geared to giving information about sex toy. >> that spark outrage tonight but not for the reason you might think. >> also apple does something it hadn't done in almost 3 decade decades. old announcement from the cupertino company. >> later on "nightline". >> coming up next on "nightline". the chilling confession of a serial killer. the man linked to at least 8 murder across the country describes how and why he chose his victims. >> plus how in the world did >> plus how in the world did tiny camera capturing these >> we have developing news tonight. philippine authorities say 420 people have been killed by a typhoon and claim that number could easily double. more than 400 people are also missing from the storm that hit the southern province of the country. residents being roped to safety across fast moving streams as you can see here. tragedy happened in area wildly known to be highly susceptible to flooding. >> america mess controversial sheriff is in hostile territory tonight. arizon
in the city financial district of beall and market where cornell bernard is live for us tonight. >> this intersection very, very busy place during rush hour. the man was crossing beall street right over here when struck and killed. he's the 18th pedestrians to die this year in san francisco. the district attorney has a plan to prevent more tragedies. >> this is scary that the intersection. >>reporter: crossing market and beall street is the risky thing she does every day on her motor wheelchair. >> cars will come through here too fast. and cars making the right hand turn try to turn really fast and go in between the pedestrians walking. >>reporter: today a man in his 40's was struck and killed while crossing beall street just before rush hour. the driver of the pick up that hit him stopped after the collisio collision. >> he is cooperating with law enforcement and we are going, dependent upon what happened witness statements and any surveillance video. >>reporter: mary license witnessed the accident. she says it didn't have to happen. >> we are always rushing about for t
for a parking ticket in oakland, the city made owe you money. the results of a new audit. >>> new crash test results from the nation's >>> california public utilities commission has just voted unanimously to allow pg&e to raise its rates. the upgrades come in the wake of the deadly san bruno pipeline explosion that killed eight people two years ago. taxpayers will pay additional 299 million dollars to pg&e but that is 39% less than pg&e requested. >>> the city of oakland holding more than $300,000 in overpaid parking tickets. audit shows the excess fines have gone unclaimed because oakland hasn't notified people as required by state law. $316,000 in overpaid fines reports from 2010 to 2011. as a result, the city is putting a refund process into place. >>> america's best selling car is getting the worst marks in a new crash test the camry earned a poor rating in recent tests the group says the front end crash pushed the air bag out of the way so it did little to protect the test dummy's head. the prius hybrid wagon performed poorly only the 2013 accord and suzuki suzuki received top rating of
to move in. toward brisbane and heavy rain. that is extending over to daly city. over towards oakland, broadway terrace and moderate rain and another area south of san jose, very moderate rain from boulder creek south of saratoga and south of san jose, as well. rainfall totals the past 24 hours, quite impressive. over an inch of rain in redwood city, concord, also fairfield, over two inches of rain in san rafael. folks, this next system will move in tomorrow morning, three to four additional inches of rain possible in some locations. we'll tell you when you can expect the heavy rain comingup. >>> check out this storm damage tonight in san francisco, a large branch from a tree came crashing down during strong rains and winds. the 76 gas station on potrero avenue was damaged and car window was damaged. >> we would have gotten killed about f we were sitting in the car last night. >> fortunately there was no one under the canopy when it came crashing down. >> a car crashed into a car. one looned down the embankment on the roof and other went halfway down and landed on the side. no one was
like this. map of all the participating cabs in the city. >> push one button. one that is nearest to you gets assigned to you and dispatched to you. >>reporter: technology around for 2 years. some cab company were using it before the app for call black town cars. back then it was called cab lus now with the ceremony drive off it's being reborn as fly wheel. complete with bold new advertising and promise to help cabie compete with the black cars and lift drivers with the pink mustache. >> they get from 20 to 30 percent more rides a day by having these mobile app able to access the vehicle real time. >>reporter: already in about a third of san francisco taxi. as to the other communication device. >> this is a radio. no advancement in 50 years on uhf and now we have the power of cell phone. >>reporter: cab company fly wheel can replace older dispatch systems or work alongside the 2 way radio to give the dispatchary bird eye view of where the drivers are by working with dispatcher instead of around them they get broad support from cab company. we while lift uber and side car bat
in the area say it happens all of the time. city officials are aware and hope a publi public works projt scheduled for the spring will fix things once and for all. >>> go to the sierra. a few view you from a cal trans camera at highway 50 at meyers. ski resorts reporting they were busy for the christmas holiday and hope to repet it for new year's. >>> here is a look at conditions on i-80 where chains are required. snow showers will continue through the night. the chp ised a siding drivers in the area to be patient and take it slow. >>> the snow pushed california snow pack well above normal levels. the state department of water resources say that early readings indicate that the water content of the snow pack is 146% above normal for this time of year. the first official snow survey is scheduled for next week. the snow pack usually provides a third of the water we use so it is critically important. the department says the early storms have also replenished many of of the state's reservoirs as well. >>> so, a reminder stay with abc 7 news for are continuing coverage on our winter storms. y
t posting this video saying he topped 100 miles an hour while driving in a lamborghini in the city's broadway tunnel. they are reporting that a comment by sergeant t says it is roomier than you would think, plus we were all drunk. >> if all of this is true, alan, it is to be taken seriously. >> we broke the news to mayor ed lee at city hall. >> it would be a violation of so many laws. but it is in opposite to what a police officer is sworn to do which is be somebody who is in charge of safety. >> driving the 35 mile per hour speed limit it took us 40 seconds to make it through the half mile tunnel. they did it in just 16 seconds. >> he told the san francisco weekly that he was the third person sandwiched between the driver and the passenger. he was unable to reach sergeant t and his facebook page has now been removed. the san francisco police department says sergeant t is under administrative review by the internal affairs department, but the head of the police officer's union questioned the true source of the posting. >> if it was an off duty police officer driving the vehicle, th
center in the city that will be relief for some of the workers who have been working overnight and extended hours in the final hours before christmas. if you're planning to do last minute shopping, don't forget the wrapping paper. live in san jose, david louie, abc7 news. >> great tip, thank you. happens all the time. >>> upside of waiting until the laugh minute, the deep discounts. -- the last minute, the deep discounts. kira klapper joins us with the deals. >> reporter: last minute shoppers might not find a parking spot today but they will find steals, prices slashed on clothes, toys, even appliance. with hours until christmas, the madness at the mall is in full swing. 10% of americans have waited until today to buy their final gifts. if you are one of those hunting for that perfect present, no doubt, you will find a great deal. >> a lot of the stores now the same markdowns as they did black friday weekend, great time to come out. >> reporter: 40% off american at eastern eagle and banana republic, k mart offering 50% off pajamas and robes, sears between $90 off tool sets. low
lanes were shut down as city work crews repaired a dangling traffic light. >>> the storm is a reminder to make sure you are ready for rainy season. make sure have items including batteries and flashlights, extra batteries, three-day supply of food and water and manual can opener. develop an emergency plan for your family are posted at abc7news.com. >> a south bay man and his daughter are happy to on dry land this evening. two went kayaking this afternoon right in the middle of the storm. a low tide left the two stuck in the mud and stranded for hours. nick smith tells us what happened. >> we just got stuck. it would have been a long time before the tides and storm went away. we were just freezing. >> only minutes before, john paige and his daughter were rescued by the redwood city fire department after an afternoon of kayaking took a dangerous turn. just after 1:00 p.m. redwood fire received a call saying two kayaks were stranded in the water. they conducted a search. with the use of lights they found the two in only minutes. >> i had my iphone and it was charged and waterproof pack. >
the zoo day-to-day operation. it used to get 1.2 million dollars every year from the city now it gets less than half that amount so this donation will certainly come in handy. >> we want to share a wonderful story with you tonight about how some people in the south bay helped change a child's life and his smile in this season of giving. corrina on the very special gift for 14-year-old boy. >> unlike some patients sasha is exciting about going to the dentist and especially about this appointment. >> i woke up really early today so i woke up around 5ish and stayed up since. >>reporter: eighth grader at more land middle school in san jose anxious to get his brings off. almost as anxious as he was to get them on. >> i had this thing in my life people would make fun of me because of my teeth and how i looked. >>reporter: ukraine an family has no insurance so dr. randy lie and dr. joseph teamed up to provide his dental care for free. his overbite was so pronounced it was hard for him to even close his lips together and 2 molar needed to be removed. >> we had and/or al surge on extract
it is critical to get this thing fixed is vine hill road is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm throughout the morning with live doppler 7hd and with our team of reporters throughout the bay area. live coverage begins at 4:30 a.m. with the abc7 morning news and live updates throughout the morning. stay here with us. we will keep you up-to-date. >>> meantime, breaking news in oakland where police say four people have been shot. the investigation is happening right now on the 600 block of east 18th street. there is no word yet on the condition of the victims. again four people shot. no arrests have been made to this point. new at 11:00, a bizarre kidnapping and a daring escape in the south bay. a handyman was threatened, beaten and forc to do repair work for several hours. it started yesterday morning at a home on called well court and ended at the chevron on santa teresa boulevard in san jose. and that's w
california cities on friday and saturday night last summer. >>> well, t minus 24 days and counting until the fiscal cliff deadline. no progress was made in washington. the main sticking point are about tax cuts that are set to expire and the president's demand that the wealthy pay more in taxes. the uncertainty of what is going to happen is starting to have an impact on donations to charity. abc7 news reporter ama dates dates is live in the newsroom. >> it is possible the tax deduction for charitable giving could be capped next year. so the question is do you hold on to your money during the financial uncertainty or donate more while you know you will get a deduction. for one charity in san francisco it seems people are doing a little of both. the food pantry at the st. anthony foundation is in good shape today, but overall donations are down for the year. >> we are a little bit behind where we would like to be, where we are budgeted to be. >> the interim executive director says the charity is seeing interesting trends this holiday season that may have to do with the impending fiscal cli
liberal candidate has conceded. >>> time to check the weather. you said 40 in the city colder than that elsewhere. >> the warmest cold i found was 43° at pier 1. the coldest san francisco temperature is 35 in the forest hill area. san jose this morning we had a lot of frost especially outside of downtown, saratoga, campbell, sunnyvale, los gatos. as we look from tamalpais towards sausalito, san francisco down to the san mateo bridge, a little hazier today as [ inaudible ] down at the ground level, check out live doppler, it is so quiet right now picking up clouds to the north where they will stay, a lot of sunshine in our forecast for today. let's talk about temperatures how far have we come since this morning? 40s everywhere 50 half moon bay and los gatos 47 san jose concord fremont. low 40s north bay. around the monterey bay inland mid 40s. monterey 51° the one area that didn't get to freezing in that area. today sunshine, cool this afternoon, almost as chilly tonight rain on the way thursday more so friday, saturday, sunday. high pressure sinking air the dry air the roadblock,
this. >> dan: so nice of those volunteers and football players in town. thanks to city firefighters and donors that dropped off of toys at lefty o'doul's restaurant. firefighters picked up the rest of the donations and off they went and volunteers took to the streets to make sure that families were not aware of the program had gifts for their children. >> going to different neighborhoods and find kids without toys and drop them off and be on our way. that doesn't have a doll or bicycle and surprise them with a gift on christmas morning. >> dan: it's the first year that firefighters handed out some of the toys themselves on christmas day. >>> holiday spirit certainly alive and well in vallejo where families are being treated to gifts and hot meal with all the trimmings. the out reach had volunteers helping at the boys and girls club. it's modeled after similar organization that started in richmond seven years ago and that that operation, christmas in richmond is celebrating tonight. volunteers are providing meals and clothes up to a thousand people and more than 500 toys for needy ch
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